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: Ceefax AM

: Edgar Kennedy

In Brother Knows Best
An RKO film

: Weather

: Breakfast Time

with Kirsty Wark and John Stapleton Sports news from
Archie Macpherson
8-55am Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: John Stapleton

: News

Weather followed by Open Air
The Open Air team invite you to ring them on [number removed]with your views on the Christmas programmes.

: Poor Man's Eton

Sam [text removed] was 11 and was not quite sure where he lived. The only thing he knew for certain was that he went to Woolverstone Hall - a stately mansion in Suffolk which is now a boarding school. It's not a traditional public school, but a comprehensive - and it's run, improbably, by the Inner London Education Authority.
For boys like Sam, Woolverstone is security.
Many of the pupils here come from deprived homes. It's more expensive than Eton. ILEA wants to close Woolverstone, but Headmaster, Richard Woolett , is not prepared to give up.... Producer RICHARD DENTON % CEEFAX SUBTITLES


Unknown: Sam Ajasa
Unknown: Woolverstone Hall
Unknown: Richard Woolett
Producer: Richard Denton

: News

Weather followed by Going for Gold
Hosted by Henry Kelly.
Question writer DR NIGEL LEIGH
Executive in charge of production BILL MASON Designer
Executive producer KERENSA BUNCE
Executive producer MICHAEL WHYTE Director STEVE CHILVER A REG GRUNDY production in association with BBCtv


Unknown: Henry Kelly.
Unknown: Dr Nigel Leigh
Unknown: Bill Mason
Unknown: David Laskey
Producer: Michael Whyte
Director: Steve Chilver

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with

Playbus: The Playground Stop
where the children search for buried treasure. Presenter Dave Benson Phillips Puppeteer JANE EVE
Storyteller Anthony Lapsley Story: Sticky Beak and Mysterious Footprints by MARCIA VAUGHAN


Presenter: Dave Benson Phillips
Puppeteer: Jane Eve
Storyteller: Anthony Lapsley
Illustrations: Ester Kasepuu
Music: Jonathan Cohen
Producer: Barbara Roddam

: Paddington

Paddington and the Cold Snap by MICHAEL BOND (R)

: Five to Eleven

with Annette Crosbie


Unknown: Annette Crosbie

: News

Weather followed by Open Air

: News

Weather followed by Daytime Live with Sue Cook and Alan Titchmarsh.
Join the lunchtime team back for the New Year.
Simon Potter has the latest chart rundown and pop gossip. Plus Tina Baker looks back on her early assignments. A tranquilliser advice line on 0[number removed]is open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Editor STEVE WEDDLE
12.55pm Regional News and Weather


Unknown: Sue Cook
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh.
Unknown: Simon Potter
Unknown: Tina Baker
Editor: Steve Weddle

: One O'Clock News

with Philip Hayton


Unknown: Philip Hayton

: Neighbours

Daphne learns something about motherhood as Jane and her mother establish a new relationship.
Written by BETTY QUINN
Directed by PAUL MOLONEY
(Cast page 85. Repeated at 5.35pm)


Written By: Betty Quinn
Directed By: Paul Moloney

: Going for Gold

In today's Going for Gold, the six remaining contestants compete for a place in this week's heat final.

: Warming Up

Barbara Stephens Henri Szeps
When a group of macho footballers who haven't won a match in two years take on a private coach and start winning, the team have only one problem. They don't want anybody to know that their coach is the town's newly arrived ballet teacher. Juliet has come in search of a new life with her small son and finds the place less sympathetic than she had bargained for ... This lively comedy takes the lid off
Australia's macho image and discovers that it's not quite as tough as it likes to imagine.
Written and produced by JAMES DAVERN
Directed by BRUCE BEST
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Barbara Stephens
Unknown: Henri Szeps
Produced By: James Davern
Directed By: Bruce Best
Juliet Cavanagh-Forbes: Barbara Stephens
Peter Sullivan: Henri Szeps
Mrs Marsh: Queenie Ashton
Randolph Cavanagh-Forbes: Adam Fernance
Ox: Lloyd Morris
Snoopy: Tim Grogan

: Children's BBC

Andy Crane - starting with Green Claws with Nick Mercer and Stella Goodier.
Claws Family stories by SONYA DANN.
Illustrations JANE GEDYE Script by URSULA JONES


Unknown: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Stella Goodier.
Stories By: Sonya Dann.
Script By: Ursula Jones
Produced By: Christine Hewitt

: Touche Turtle

Dilly of a Lilly
With a cry of 'Touche, away!' the unlikely musketeer Touche Turtle is off!

: Tumbleweed

Told for Jackanory in four daily parts by David Jason. 1: The Witch and the Lion. Sir Tumbleweed, the most nervous knight in Merrie England, encounters a mysterious grey-eyed witch.


Unknown: Dick King-Smith
Unknown: David Jason.

: Hokey Wolf

A Star Is Bored
He's been called the fastest-talking con artist ever, but Hokey Wolf is full of fun.

: What's That Noise?

WTN Sound Studios: 4.35pm. What's that noise!? - it's 'singing'. In charge of all voices - Craig Charles.
1. Get Nigel Kennedy joining in with Tona De Brett.
2. Julia Fordham is also in New York.
3. Who has sung with David Bowie and Eric Clapton ? It's Tessa Niles.
4. Mint Juleps sing 'A capella' with 'six' voices.
5. Willard White is one 'big' voice to sing opera.
6. London Community
Gospel Choir, and Wells
Cathedral School Choristers tune up.
Format devised by TIM GRAHAM and RICHARD ADDISON Executive producer


Unknown: Craig Charles.
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Julia Fordham
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Tessa Niles.
Unknown: Willard White
Unknown: Tim Graham
Unknown: Richard Addison
Unknown: Christopher Pilkington
Directed By: Steve Smith
Produced By: Pippa Dyson

: Newsround

: Grange Hill

First of 20 episodes. by BARRY PURCHASE
'Here we go girls. Eyes down for GCSE: General Collapse of Secondary Education.'
This week's cast:


Mrs McClusky: Gwyneth Powell
Mr Bronson: Michael Sheard
Mr Mackenzie: Nicholas Donnelly
Miss Booth: Karen Ford
Mr Griffiths: George A Cooper
Mr Robson: Stuart Organ
Miss Stone: Madeline Church
Mark Ratcliffe: Adam Ross
Mr Ratcliffe: Alan Ford
Det Bonner: Roy Spencer
Second Detective: Christopher Laye
Gonch: John McMahon
Vince Savage: Steve West
Ziggy: George Christopher
Trevor: John Drummond
Calley: Simone Hyams
Robbie Wright: John Alford
Mauler: Joshua Fenton
Ted: Ian Congdon-Lee
Danny: Jonathan Lambeth
Helen Kelly: Ruth Carraway
Fiona Wilson: Michelle Gayle
Ronnie Birtles: Tina Mahon
Georgina: Samantha Lewis
Clarke Trent: Darren Cudjoe
Susi Young: Lynne Radford
Matthew Pearson: Paul Adams
Chrissy: Sonya Kearns
Tegs Ratcliffe: Sean Maguire
Justine: Rachel Roberts
Tracey: Penny Belle Fowler
Pensioner: Alec Wallis
Man in gown: Anthony Bailey
Dog handler: Pauline Clift

: Neighbours

: Six O'Clock News

with Nicholas Witchell and Philip Hayton Weather BILL GILES


Unknown: Nicholas Witchell

: London Plus

Richard Bath, Penny Bustin and Deborah Hall bring you tonight's news and views from London and the south east.
Plus sport from Michael Wale Editor FIONA CHESTERTON


Unknown: Deborah Hall
Unknown: Michael Wale
Editor: Fiona Chesterton

: Wildlife on One

The Body Snatchers Narrated by David Attenborough.
In the Panamanian jungle and deserts of Arizona armies of ants are raiding and pillaging insect communities. The army ants of the rainforests are nomadic killers. But the Amazon ants of North
America are slave raiders, plundering the nests of other ants. Eggs and larvae are carried off to the Amazon colonies and raised as slaves. Photography STEPHEN BOLWELL Written and produced by KEENAN SMART . BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Attenborough.
Produced By: Keenan Smart

: EastEnders

by John Maynard.
"You want to speak to Willmott-Brown you call him yourself."
(Ceefax subtitles)
(For cast see page 78)


Writer: John Maynard
Music: Simon May
Music: Leslie Osborne
Series devised by: Tony Holland
Series devised by/Series Producer: Julia Smith
Series Designer: Keith Harris
Story Editor: Bill Lyons
Series Script Editor: John Maynard
Producer: Mike Gibbon
Director: Jeremy Silberston

: Comedy Classic: The Good Life: Just My Bill

by John Esmonde, Bob Larbey
starring Richard Briers as Tom, Felicity Kendal as Barabara and Penelope Keith as Margo and Paul Eddington as Jerry


Writer: John Esmonde
Writer: Bob Larbey
Music: Burt Rhodes
Designer: Paul Munting
Producer: John Howard Davies
Tom: Richard Briers
Barbara: Felicity Kendal
Margo: Penelope Keith
Jerry: Paul Eddington
Restaurant manager: Wolfe Morris
Woman: Ruth Kettlewell
Van driver: Blake Butler
Clerk: Frank Gatliff

: A Question of Sport

Questionmaster David Coleman.
Bill Beaumont lines up tonight with Bryan Robson , captain of Manchester United and England, and Bob Anderson , who starts the defence of his world title on Fnday. Ian Botham 's guests are Laura Davies , Britain's first winner of the US Open, and Gavin Hastings ,
Scotland's prolific point-scoring fullback.


Unknown: David Coleman.
Unknown: Bill Beaumont
Unknown: Bryan Robson
Unknown: Bob Anderson
Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Laura Davies
Unknown: Gavin Hastings
Director: Mick Dempsey
Producer: Mike Adley

: Nine O'Clock News

with Michael Buerk
Regional News; Weather


Unknown: Michael Buerk

: The Towering Inferno

starring Steve McQueen Paul Newman
William Holden Faye Dunaway
Fred Astaire and Richard Chamberlain. San Francisco's 'Glass
Tower' is the pride of the city At 138 stories high it is the world's tallest skyscraper. Guests, celebrities and dignitaries flock to the inauguration party, unaware that a night of unbelievable terror awaits them. An all-star cast, headed by Steve McQueen as the Fire Chief, was assembled for this most successful and exciting of all disaster movies.
Based on two novels: The Tower by RICHARD MARTIN STERN and The
Produced by IRWIN ALLEN
0 FILMS: page 17


Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Faye Dunaway
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Richard Chamberlain.
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Play By: Stirling Silliphant
Unknown: Richard Martin Stern
Unknown: Thomas M. Scortia
Unknown: Frank M. Robinson
Produced By: Irwin Allen
Directed By: John Guillermin
Michael O'Hallorhan: Steve McQueen
Doug Roberts: Paul Newman
James Duncan: William Holden
Susan Franklin: Faye Dunaway
Harlee Claiborne: Fred Astaire
Patty Simmons: Susan Blakely
Roger Simmons: Richard Chamberlain
Lisolette: Jennifer Jones
Jernigan: O J Simpson
Senator Gary Parker: Robert Vaughn
Dan Bigelow: Robert Wagner

: Weather

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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